The four-capital method of sustainable development evaluation

Ekins, Paul and Dresner, Simon and Dahlström, Kristina (2008) The four-capital method of sustainable development evaluation. European Environment, 18 (2). pp. 63-80. ISSN 0961-0405

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eet.471

Abstract

This paper is part of the special issue of European Environment devoted to the outputs of the EU SRDTOOLS project,1 which developed and applied a new model of regional sustainable development evaluation. The paper introduces the concept and framework of the four-capital model, which was used in the project. First it discusses some issues around sustainable development evaluation, before introducing the theory of the four-capital model. It then describes how indicators can be used to evaluate programmes such as those financed by the EU Structural Funds against criteria for sustainable regional development in terms of the four capitals. An ideal indicator set is listed in the appendix.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2010 14:03
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 10:15
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/8226

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